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Tzohar Rabbis Help Lead Knesset’s First Ever Tu B’Shvat Seder

The Tu B’Shvat holiday Thursday literally has roots in the Land of Israel

AntiSemitic Experiences of American Jewish College Students Chronicled Online

Jewish American college students report being afraid to wear anything that identifies them as Jewish and told to "check their Jewish privilege."

Israeli, Russian State Libraries To Digitize Collection of Rare Hebrew Manuscripts

Three generations of the Günzburg family amassed one of the largest private collections of Hebrew books and manuscripts in Europe.

Swedes and Danes Want to Permit Circumcision – for Bar Mitzvah

“If we prohibit it [circumcision], we must also address the issue of the Christian ritual of baptism.”

Knesset to Empower Labor Minister to Consider Jewish Law in Permitting Shabbat Works

"These works are carried out in the open and cause severe harm to the Jewish character of the State and severely hurt the feelings of millions of religious and traditional citizens in the State of Israel."
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Einstein’s Famous Letter on God and Judaism Fetches $2,892,500

"The word God is for me nothing but the expression and product of human weaknesses."

Terrorist Indicted in Attack on Jaffa Yeshiva

A terrorist who attacked the Shirat Moshe yeshiva in Yafo earlier this month has been arrested and indicted. He wanted to "Frighten the settlers" (in Yafo).

Egged Buses Reportedly Stop Counting the Omer

The U.S. concept of separation of church and state means separating Jews from Judaism in Israel.

Western Wall Prayers Answered, Rain & Snow Begin for Real

Readers who need an infusion of faith are invited to hop a plane and head for the Western Wall.

New Program Trains Mikvah Attendants to Deal with ‘Complex Psychosocial Issues’

Discussions are focused on some of the more delicate and complex issues facing women in the Jewish community.

On Eve of Tu B’shvat Rabbi Lior Classifies Chocolate as Fruit

Remember when President Reagan received much scorn for suggesting school lunch ketchup qualifies as a vegetable?

It’s Rosh Chodesh and no WOW at the Kotel

No WOW, no violence – did Moshiach arrive while I was in shul?

Knesset Passes Shabbat Work Permits Law with Halakhic Stipulations

"These works, carried out in public, severely harm both the Jewish character of the state and the feelings of millions of religious and traditional residents in the State of Israel."

Last Jew of Peki’in to Light Israel’s 70th Independence Day Torch

Margalit Zinati never married because it would have meant leaving Peki'in, and abandoning the town’s ancient synagogue, which features a limestone column engraved with two Hebrew inscriptions dating to the Roman period.

Survey Shows Deep Split among Israeli Jews over Shabbat Soccer

The Smith Institute survey proves for the Nth time that the polls yield results based on how you write the questions, or, in this case, how you cut your random sample of respondents.

Ivanka Yael Trump Kushner Quietly Prayed at the Western Wall

Dressed modestly and moving quietly, Ivanka Yael Trump placed her hands on the ancient stones, closed her eyes and prayed.

100 European Jewish Boys & Girls Celebrate Bar, Bat Mitzvahs at Western Wall

The celebrants were accompanied by rabbis from their respective Jewish communities and a native speaker of their language was attached to each group.

Alon Day is First Israeli to Race in Top NASCAR Touring Series

Alon Day will be the first Israeli ever to compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, a top NASCAR touring series.

R’ Ben Zion Shenker, z’l, The Monarch of Jewish Music Passes

The music of Modzitz will live on forever thanks to the eternal soul of Reb Ben Zion Shenker, z'l.

At Last, State-of-the-Art Rabbis Made in Germany

I just don't like the idea of Jews flocking back to the death place. Call me a hopeless sentimental.

Students, Adults Celebrate Tu B’Shevat With Hikes, Gardening, Tree Plantings

In addition to planting new trees, it is traditional to eat dried fruits and nuts that symbolise the Holy Land, including figs and dates.

Jewish Woman is New Culture Minister in France

Audrey Azoulay is a native of Morocco and the daughter of an adviser to the king.

Muslim-Jewish Coalition Defeats European Attempt to Ban Circumcision

A Meretz Knesset Member was among those who fought against anti-religious coercion.

Cops Who Arrested Conservative Rabbi for Conducting Illegal Wedding – More Power to You!

In our Jewish and Democratic State, we cannot, as a Jewish community, allow ourselves to be exposed to halachically illegal marriages.

Future Christian Bible Museum May Partner with Israeli Museums

The upcoming international Bible museum in Washington, D.C., which has yet to be named and is slated for opening in 2017, will seek to...

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